Good for Business
At Brightpoint, we focus on student success and equip our graduates with workforce-ready skills. To do that, we partner with a variety of companies, from Fortune 500s to small business innovators.
Our collaborations range from customizable courses that broaden employee skill sets to industry advisory boards that ensure our academic programs deliver the quality employees that local businesses need. Recent examples have included partnering with local hospitals to provide clinical sites for Brightpoint nursing students to gain hands-on experience and working with local manufacturers to help their employees obtain specific in-demand industry credentials.
“One of the coolest things at the college is that we get access to the latest and greatest technology. Companies like Altria are major contributors in helping get new equipment. They send some of their employees to the program as well, so it’s in their best interest to make sure that their employees have the best tools to work with.”
Employee Training Options at CCWA
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) offers non-credit education and specialized programs and services, including short-term workforce credentials that train participants in as little as six weeks for the most in-demand jobs in Virginia. CCWA’s Talley Workforce Center on Brightpoint’s Chester Campus allows us to present expanded course offerings and explore new partnerships with local businesses.
Talley Workforce Center
The William H. Talley III Center for Workforce Development houses several classrooms and learning spaces, including two digital labs and a state-of-the-art flex lab for developing technical skills in a hands-on environment. CCWA is now offering a variety of courses in the areas of manufacturing, health care, logistics, trades, information technology, customer service and more at this facility, as well as renting out event and meeting space.
Employee Training Options at Brightpoint
On our two campuses and online, Brightpoint offers more than 80 majors including options in high-demand fields like healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and skilled trades, early-childhood education and public safety.
We also offer a one-year Apprenticeship Academy designed to prepare students for a registered apprenticeship in in-demand trades. All courses in the program meet Virginia Department of Labor and Industry standards.
Hire Brightpoint Grads
Build your workforce with career-ready graduates who possess adaptable skill sets, well-rounded perspectives, and are ready to thrive in a changing workforce. Our Career Services office can assist you in recruiting for open positions through our job and internship database and career fairs held throughout the year.
Let’s Work Together
- Unlock your workforce’s talent with customizable courses from Community College Workforce Alliance.
- Keep Brightpoint on the cutting edge by sharing your expertise on an industry advisory board.
- Participate in job fairs and hire Brightpoint’s career-ready grads.
- Connect with students and market your brand, all while supporting the college, when you participate in our Business Partnership Program
- Discover new talent by participating in Brightpoint’s internship and apprenticeship programs or supporting a student scholarship.
- Rent space on either of Brightpoint’s campuses through CCWA for your organization’s training or meeting.